CASEing An Old Card with New Fantasy Floral Dies and a secret sentiment

by Sveta Fotinia

Good day!

This week we had a promotion with Lotus Stamp Set and I remembered one of my old cards with this set. I liked it so much so decided to CASE it. I remember my first steps in card making and CASEing helped me so much to achieve new level.

Black background, vellum and gold accents – what can be more elegant?

Here is the original card:

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And here is the new lifted one:

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This time I used dies instead of stamps to create vellum flowers. Fantasy Floral Dies helped me with this. I die cut two flowers (three layers each) from the Vellum Translucent paper and adhered them to the Jet Black cardstock card base.

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The last flower layer I covered with the gold glitter. At that stage flowers looked plain so I sprayed with water once so vellum curled up and made dimension to the flower. Water effects vellum a lot much so in some places I needed to use more glue to adhere curled too much parts of the flower.

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For the sentiment I chose a tiny word “love” from the Sweet Friend stamp set and heat embossed it with Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder multiple times. For the last in the row sentiment I used Figure effects stamp set that has similar font and heat embossed it with Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder so you can see the last words only at the certain angle ;)

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Such idea works great for love notes or valentines or you can hide any message on the card to surprise someone!

Hope you liked my ideas for today. I also have a question for you: how often do you do CASE any your previous cards? Do you think it's a good source of inspiration?

Have a great weekend!Altenew post footer


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Betty September 16, 2017 - 9:37 AM

both cards are beautiful – love how the vellum curls and the little gold sentiments are perfect!

Denise September 16, 2017 - 10:24 AM


Erum Tasneem September 16, 2017 - 10:56 AM

Brilliant! Love it.

Helen September 16, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Love both cards. Now have both sets of stamps and dies so I can try both designs. Thanks for sharing the old and new!

Tracey Magner September 16, 2017 - 11:00 AM

These are so Beautiful. I am so so in LOVE with those vellum flowers, they are STUNNING !!!!

Amy Seech September 16, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Love both of these gorgeous cards!

Tara Prince September 16, 2017 - 11:35 AM


Barb macaskill September 16, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Both the original card and the CAS-ed card are beautiful but I especially love the CAS-ed one! TFS!

Teresa Doyle September 16, 2017 - 12:51 PM

This is simply stunning Sveta. (The original is equally as beautiful.)

Virginia L. September 16, 2017 - 1:11 PM

LOVE Your beautiful idea! I don’t think I CASE myself/others enough….thanks for the inspiration!

Susan B September 16, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Oh my goodness just love the movement in those flowers x

Hanna September 16, 2017 - 2:28 PM

sorry for the question – but what does it mean to CASE?
Thank you.

BTW- the vellum flowers are beautiful and inspiring.

Maureen Chandler September 16, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Your cards are just beautiful and I love how you used the vellum!!! Thanks so much!

Lynne Ingram September 16, 2017 - 7:34 PM

Love both the cards. Never thought to add water to vellum. Must try that. the vellum on black is stunning, and, of course Altenew flowers are fabulous.
I rarely case my own cards but might rethink that.

Karthikha Uday September 17, 2017 - 2:28 AM

Wow! Love these cards! So elegant!

Marjorie Dumontier September 17, 2017 - 5:39 AM

Absolutely beautiful ! And so classy !!

Gwendolyn September 17, 2017 - 9:29 AM

That is just breathtaking! I’m going to CASE your 2nd card if thats ok with you! Thanks for the inspiration!

Delia Wilkes September 17, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Both cards are beautiful, but the second is quite special. Thank you for the tips and the inspiration. I will have a go at creating something similar as I have this beautiful die set.

M Strach September 19, 2017 - 9:52 AM

Wow! Amazing


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